How to Change a Cabin Air Filter in a 2007 Honda Civic

Written by leonardo r. grabkowski
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How to Change a Cabin Air Filter in a 2007 Honda Civic
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Cabin air filters, once equipped exclusively on luxury vehicles, are now found in many mid-level and economy cars, including the 2007 Honda Civic. The Civic's cabin air filter requires replacement at 15,000-mile intervals. Changing the filter is a straightforward procedure that takes less than 10 minutes. The filter prevents particles, such as pollen and dust, from entering your Civic's interior.

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Things you need

  • Phillips head screwdriver (optional)
  • Replacement cabin air filter

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  1. 1

    Examine the bottom corners of the glove box door (with the door closed). You'll see a screw at each end.

  2. 2

    Push the glove box door forward to manually support it. Remove the two screws with a Phillips head screwdriver. Open the handle and carefully pull the compartment away to access behind it. Alternatively, you can open the glove box door (without removing the screws) and push the sides inward. This releases the stops and allows you to lower the glove box without removing it. With the glove box lowered, you can access the area behind it.

  3. 3

    Locate the black panel labelled "Air Flow." This is the end of the cabin air filter. Push back the tabs on the sides of the panel. Grasp the panel and pull it out to remove the cabin air filter.

  4. 4

    Push the replacement cabin air filter into the slot. Make sure the two arrows on the new filter panel are pointing down. Push the tabs inward to secure the filter.

  5. 5

    Position the glove box back into place. Hold it while tightening the two Phillips head screws. If you did not remove the glove box compartment, push the sides of the compartment inward and push the compartment upward to relatch it and the stops.

Tips and warnings

  • Don't start your Civic without the cabin air filter in place. Otherwise, particles will enter the air system.

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